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Shell opens its fifth LNG-fueling station in Germany

The Hague-based giant Shell has expanded its LNG fueling network in Germany with a new station in Kirchheim unter Teck.

Shell opens its fifth LNG-fueling station in Germany
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The new facility, Shell’s fifth in Germany was opened on Monday, August 31. It is the first LNG-fueling station in Baden-Württemberg.

Shell also noted it is located on a major long-distance route from Munich via Stuttgart and Karlsruhe to France.

The facility has the capacity to fuel up to 150 trucks per day. It is part of Shell’s initiative to support the decarbonisation of heavy-duty traffic. It is also part of a Shell program to expand the German Shell LNG station network to up to 40 stations by the end of 2022.

Shell aims to build a complete supply chain for CO2-neutral LNG based on liquefied biomethane. The company is planning to build a 100,000-ton gas liquefaction plant in the Rhineland refinery.

The next LNG stations in Shell’s construction program are in Weinsberg, Kassel and Stuhr near Bremen, which are due to start in autumn. Further Shell LNG stations are planned for the winter, the company’s statement reads.